Sunday, June 2, 2013

April in UT: Family, General Conference, and the Stomach Flu

When Rob and I were going to BYU, we loved going down to the Conference Center in SLC twice a year to participate in our church's semi-annual General Conference.  It's such a neat feeling to be a part of the crowds of people coming together to receive instruction and inspiration. And the music! The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is just so awesome to listen to in person that the chest-reverberating, goose bump-inducing music is worth the trip alone.  But since we've moved away we've had to be satisfied with watching Conference on the TV/Internet.

Rob and I have been talking about how much we wanted to actually BE there again, and decided we'd better go in April when we'd only have to buy 2 plane tickets instead of 4.  Then we found out that Rob's Dad was going to give one of the talks during the Conference and that ALL of Rob's siblings were going to be there too!   Great, great timing.
Some of the boys
The trip was fast, but in addition to going to watch General Conference, we managed to squeeze in some GREAT grandparent/cousin time, lots of game-playing, a bridal shower for my new sister-in-law Megan, and lunch with some old friends.  Oh, and we did all this while poor Savannah was super sick with the stomach flu. 
After Papa Stan's talk
While it wasn't the most relaxing 4 days I've ever had, we were so glad to be able to see all of our family and support Stan during his talk.  He did a great job.  Even though I felt like I wanted to sleep for about a week when we got home, there's something really special about being with the people you love most and feeling like you are growing closer to God.  I'd do it again in a heart beat!